Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Day

We are getting ready for Valentine's Day here and there sure is a lot going on. We had a Cupcake Walk planned for my sons school yesterday and a Girls Night Out Social event planned at the school tonight. That coupled with the usual Valentine's Day preparations makes for a very busy week. The cupcake walk went well and was (I think) a lot of fun for the kids. I had not taken part in one before so it was a learning experience for me. We set up three circles on the gym floor with 25 numbers in each circle. We filled each spot with a kid and played music while they walked around or danced around the circle. When the music stopped each child stood on their number and we drew 10 numbers as winners. The 30 winners then marched off to the cupcake tables to choose their cupcake prize. Those who did not get their number drawn stayed in the circles and the 30 empty spots were filled. And so on, and so on. We had a special cd made of popular music that the kids would like (edited for inappropriate language) and we used the Cuppy Cake Song for the kindergarten classes. Too adorable! We had an amazing amount of cupcakes donated to the walk and received around 800 cupcakes!
Ike just had to make these little fondant bees, so I made these cupcakes to go with the bee theme. They turned out pretty cute I think:) And they were pretty tasty too! For his teachers gift, Ike saved one of the bee cupcakes for her and we put a little pick in it with a sign saying 'bee mine', and we did a little crafting project too. We made bath bombs since they are so quick and easy that kids can actually do it with a bit of supervision.
Now I have just a few hours to tidy up and get moving on to Girls Night Out at the School. We have a collection of over 25 vendors (like Pampered Chef, Avon, Stampin Up, Close to My Heart) and few locally owned businesses setting up tables to sell their wares for last minute Valentine Shopping. Many neighbourhood businesses were kind enough to provide us with a loads of door prizes and we have advertised the event to the entire community. It will be a surprise to all of us to see what kind of turn out we get. Busy, busy, busy:) Gotta Run!


Scattered Mom said...

Wow, they look amazing! I can't eat fondant (doesn't it have almonds in it? I'm allergic). I'd be really interested in the home made bath bomb recipe, though.

LittleRed said...

Fondant is like marzipan in texture, but it contains no nuts. It has very little flavour and you can add flavourings to it so it tastes better. You can make it yourself or you can buy it ready to go from Wilton at Michaels. It's like working with play dough so it's fun for kids. I'll put the bath bomb recipe up today:)

Alison said...

Very impressive!! I love the bee cupcakes - can't wait to show the kids.

SweetT said...

What cute cupcakes! I love them!

LittleRed said...

They were very easy but the bees were a little time consuming:)